An informative and interesting picture book biography of Harry Houdini. Period photographs and historical details put the story of this famous entertainer into context with the circumstances of his family background and of the times in which he lived. Sidebars feature further details into other notable aspects of Houdini's life or achievements. Interesting factoid I learned? Houdini was credited with flying the first airplane in Australia. Extensive listing of resources and references, plus an index are listed in the back of the book. Recommended.